When there ain't much quack over the weekend, what do you do? Well, some of our readers decided to take the Dawg Pound bait. Don't worry guys, we've all been there. But it's another day of sparse quack, so let's hope we don't end up like this. On to the quack!
- It's been a big weekend for Oregon recruiting, as the Ducks picked up a commitment from Andre Yruretagoyena on Saturday, and followed that up on Sunday by picking up a commitment from Johnny Manziel, a QB from Texas. The commitment came as a surprise to most Duck fans, as he wasn't on many radars, and most Ducks fans are focused on Marcus Mariota and Brett Hundley, but looks like the coaching staff may have found a real winner with Manziel. He is a real athlete that can play all over the field (shown in his sophomore year tape), and Chip offered him after seeing him throw last week. This seems like a great pickup for the Ducks, though the QB recruitment roller coaster is far from over, and this commitment may trigger more in the very near future, and b oth Mariota and Hundley should be committing soon.
- WSU fans are still pushing the idea of moving every Oregon-WSU game to Qwest Field. CougCenter's cougfan is writing a series about why it's good for all. In the first installment, he makes the very easy argument that it's good for WSU. I'm looking forward to why this will be good for Oregon, because I just don't see it.
- Heisman Pundit has hit top 10 running backs heading into the 2010 season. LaMichael James comes in at sixth, a bit low in my opinion. I'm not able to adequately compare James to some of the other backs on the list, simply because I don't know their body of work well enough, but I'd have James above Noel Devine and Jacquizz Rodgers. The simple fact is that no team was able to shut down James. Ohio State came close, but James' numbers were significantly hampered by injury in the second half. Rodgers and Devine can't boast the same, with multiple games without reaching 100 yards from scrimmage.
- The Pac-10 division split is still far away, but it's still being heavily discussed. Jon Wilner is still pushing the Zipper Plan, and Rivals had a division split roundtable, and many of their writers wanted to keep a geographic split so that the Pac-10 would not end up like the ACC.
- Lastly, is there a little hope for Duck basketball? Mike DeCourcy lays out three reasons why the Ducks will be a force in the Pac-10 sooner than you think.
And, that's your quack. If you've got any more to share, leave it in the comments. GO DUCKS!